Oversized dresses draw a mixed response from my friends and readers. Some love them. Some hate them. Some say they look good on me, but they would never wear them. (Possibly they’re just being nice!) But I’m a huge fan. Especially in the hot summer when I love something that seems to float around my body instead of touching it!
Here’s a recent outfit from a weekend picnic. You’ve seen the dress before and I’m loving it right now with the combat boots to add a bit of edge.
Here are a few other oversized dresses that are in regular rotation for me.
This cocoon dress is a summertime favorite.
This shirtdress was a life-saver when visiting Quebec City the week it had a record breaking heat wave!
This dress has an optional bow that gives in more shape when I add it to the look.
Love this flowy gauze dress in the summer!
Tips for wearing an oversized dress:
Try to show some skin somewhere … a shoulder, an arm, a calf, an ankle … so that you’re not swallowed up head to toe!
Choose a size that hangs nicely on you, skimming over the body.
If you’re on the shorter side, you might want to try a shorter hem.
Keep accessories funky and/or chic. You don’t want to look frumpy.
And let’s face it, Dolls. Many of us have been quarantine eating … me included. I’m definitely not beating myself up over it, but I am trying to rein it in before I need a whole new wardrobe. A pretty dress that flows and floats around me may be just the thing to beat the summer heat, as well as hiding that quarantine pudge.
With the exception of the gauze dress, the exact dresses are no longer available. However, I found plenty of really fab ones!